The Whole Story with Anderson Cooper: The James Webb Telescope: Are We Alone? (CNN, June 16, 2024)

The Whole Story with Anderson Cooper

CNN’s The Whole Story with Anderson Cooper returns with a fascinating episode, “The James Webb Telescope: Are We Alone?” premiering on Sunday, June 16, at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. Join CNN Space and Defense Correspondent Kristin Fisher as she takes viewers on an astronomical journey.

The James Webb Space Telescope, a product of international collaboration, is now shedding light on the mysteries of deep space and dark matter. Two years after its launch, the telescope serves as a time machine, potentially enabling us to rewrite the early chapters of the universe’s history.

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“Webb is one of the most incredible things ever built by humans. But it’s only as good as the scientists that get to use it,” said Fisher. “It’s up to them to come up with the questions that the telescope will then try to answer, and these are questions that cut to the core of why we’re all here and what it all means.”

The episode looks into the stories of fortunate astronomers who were granted observation time with the telescope, some for just a few minutes. Fisher also interviews NASA Administrator Bill Nelson, who shares insights into the telescope’s potential to answer fundamental questions about our origins and whether we are alone in the universe.

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The creation of the James Webb Space Telescope involved the efforts and cooperation of over 10,000 individuals, three space agencies, multiple countries, and a $10 billion investment.

The Whole Story with Anderson Cooper: The James Webb Telescope: Are We Alone? airs Sunday, June 16, at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on CNN.

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